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“Best place in chiang mai”
Review of Wat Umong

Wat Umong
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US$83.10*
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour
Ranked #25 of 284 things to do in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This unique 14th-century temple is built into the side of Suthep mountain and is constructed of a series of tunnels.
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Wander around. Feed the scary fish for 10 baht. Explore the tunnels. Feed carrots to the deer. Talk to the monks. Meditate. Slow down and relax. A beautiful place

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Wat Umong is built in the foothills of Suthep mountain. It takes around 20-minute drive from Suthep mountain.

The most unique feature of the temple are the tunnels which give the wat its name (umong is the Thai word for "tunnel"). It is the first time I've seen a temple built in the tunnels, very interesting. The tunnels are connected so the kids tried every exit, great fun for them.

We also took some time walk around. There is a pool nearby. People are playing cards, feeding chickens, or just talking and enjoying the sunshine. It is good to see the life of local people.

1  Thank 小牛果子
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Foreigners are welcome to learn more about Buddhism. It's also a place that you can just take a walk, sightseeing and have some peace.

3  Thank IdOntCareZ
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Nice murals and great atmosphere love the fish pond and the cave like quarters

1  Thank rebelplatoon
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

I 'm glad i visited this Wat , I love the tunnel , i was lucky to had time sitting infront of the buddha status inside the tunnel for 20 minutes to pay respect before i heard the step of other visitor coming .
I catched the mini bus from old city at Wat Chiang mai the driver asked for 80 baht he said it very far away . i dont know if it over price because it my first time in Chiangmai . After about 2 hours at the Wat i walked back to the main road as there was no other tuk tuk or mini bus avaiable at the time . It took about 25 or 30 minutes for me to get to main road and catched the mini bus back to the guest house close to Anusa market 40 baht
i dont mind the walk as it was good excercise for me but would not recomment for late night , as i dont know how safe it is at night time . I will visit this place again when i come back to Chiangmai, loveeee it

3  Thank gumtree_12
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